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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Johns Hopkins University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Johns Hopkins University 7 22 41
2 University of Maryland College Park 58 215 120
3 St John's College 76 375 312
4 Maryland Institute College of Art 299 551 274
5 University of Maryland Baltimore County 155 491 634
6 St Mary's College of Maryland 300 1,143 160
7 McDaniel College 467 1,241 224
8 Mount St Mary's University 637 602 199
9 Stevenson University 638 516 494
10 Towson University 554 1,011 440
11 Washington College 1,401 253 216
12 Washington Adventist University 1,168 515 1,488
13 Bowie State University 1,128 122 1,172
14 Capitol College 726 948 1,286
15 Frostburg State University 957 845 1,038
16 Salisbury University 1,399 638 359
17 Loyola University Maryland 1,396 949 110
18 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1,129 141 1,416
19 Coppin State University 1,161 130 1,616
20 Goucher College 1,394 1,055 293
21 Hood College 1,395 1,116 327
22 Morgan State University 1,112 601 1,468
23 University of Baltimore 956 1,115 1,746
24 Washington Bible College Capital Bible Seminary 885 1,494 1,371

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.